Shaelyn Avalon was recently interviewed by TheCelebrity.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with her.
Shaelyn Avalon As Cover Story – October 2023 Edition
How do you introduce yourself?
Hey, it’s Shaelyn Avalon. Welcome to my cover issue of The Celebrity Online Magazine!
Childhood to Adulthood – How was your transition from childhood to adulthood and what are the bad and good things you remember?
My transition from childhood into adolescence was definitely my hardest. I grew up super fast and was laser focused on school and my hobbies. Those hobbies blossomed into the career I have today, which I am absolutely so grateful for! I’d have to say the shift from academic pursuits to the arts became very apparent to my family and peers in middle school. I wanted nothing more than to be performing on a stage, whether it was singing or ballet or theater – THAT was my home when my own home was in dysfunction.
Struggles – What hardships have you gone through in life?
I remember being at play practices as late as midnight and memorizing lines in one night so I could go off book quickly. I think it saved me from seeing a lot of things my late mom was going through with her spouse. He was extremely emotionally abusive and had it out for me since I was my mother’s child from a previous relationship. Having that was a huge motivator for me to become independent as quickly as possible.
I knew I wanted to make something of myself and really make a difference. With music and the songs I write and will hopefully be touring with someday in the near future I want to heal broken hearts and be what my favorite artists were to me when I needed something to keep me going. Music truly saved me. I would sing as an emotional outlet after crying in my room and praying things would get better. Later I moved in with her parents, my grandparents, and they have continued to support me to this day. They are truly the reason I am here.
What do people usually not know about you?
I’m half white (french) and half latin. I am working on learning French so that I can delve into those roots when I visit Paris someday. It was always a dream of mine to go there since my favorite movie as a child was “Madeleine”.
What sets you apart from your competitors in the industry and in life?
I have the experience of navigating loss and hard situations in my early twenties and I was primarily raised by my grandparents so my mindset is a lot older. While my friends were off at college I was dealing with health problems – an ovarian cyst that would need to be surgically removed – and then with losing my mother at 25 to a heart attack. Those situations broke me down to my very core and I had to really do a 180 and remember who I was before all that happened. I could have fallen down the rabbit hole and never gotten up but somehow God turned it back around this summer when I let go of things that were no longer serving me going forward – primarily a romantic relationship that was taking so much of my emotional energy.
What are your upcoming major events?
I have an album I’m recording that I am so excited for! My plan is to take time recording while I wait for the right label to sign with and then once I have that extra boost move forward. I’ve released EP’s in the past but this will be my first album. I have songs honoring my mom, about resilience, and of course about being an independent woman in Los Angeles. I want it to be at the right time, the goal is 2024.
What are your food preferences and physical attributes?
I was vegetarian for almost 10 years and am now pescetarian. I love sushi and a good salmon toast brunch!
Your love life, relationships and family?
I’m currently single and focused on my career. I’ve been on a couple dates here and there but I am looking for someone who is the whole package. I want emotional maturity and a best friend, as well as someone who is romantic in the traditional sense. My dream guy is someone like Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) from Gossip Girl. I like a guy that wears his heart on his sleeve and will go out of his way for the person he is with. It doesn’t hurt if he’s tall and has nice hair either.
What expert advice would you like to give?
I wouldn’t call myself an expert on anything specific, but my life advice in general is to live each day in a way you would be proud to look back on later. Tomorrow is never promised so live life to the fullest but also don’t do something crazy that you’ll regret later on.
Your social media handles and website links?
- Spotify: https://spotify.link/Mf5dUHNm1Db
- YouTube: https://youtube.com/@ShaelynAvalon?si=tiDVioemZKBo7kdX
- Instagram: @shaelynavalon https://instagram.com/shaelynavalon?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==
- Twitter (X): @shaelynavalon
- TikTok: @shaelynavalon
- Pinterest: @shaelynavalon